the memex is a tool to think with, not a tool to publish with
Table of Contents
- * my current progress
* prior art & inspiration
[2020-03-07]Memex by Andrew Louis + RubyConf 2018 talk
[2020-05-25]Memri: a very promising project with the focus on user data ownership and privacy
[2021-01-31]NickSto/life-browser: View a timeline of your own history through your personal data. timeline memex
[2021-03-15]Heapy/Komodo-CRM: Life and collaboration assistant. memex
[2021-01-21]steve-1820/memex: A brief POC of what a Memex could potentially be. memex
- * remembrance agents
* ideas & concepts
[2020-06-06]hyfen.net/memex/updates/bad-remembrance-machines triplestore lifelogging
[2019-12-03]Digital Tools I Wish Existed: A centralized search interface for my digital brain jonbo
- maybe prolog for queries? memex hpi
[2020-01-08]samsquire/ideas: life engine
[2021-03-22]What have you failed to build? | Lobsters objectbrowser
- * features & usecases
- * communities social
[2018-09-04]tesseract is best apparently? but couldn't handle elliptical photos.. ocr
[2020-10-07]eh, would be really nice to have some sort of memex at this point promnesia memex
- ugh. it's still more convenient to use google location than any of my tools.. dashboard grafana memex location
[2021-02-23]Экзокортекс 3.5 memex
[2021-02-23]Экзокортекс: минимальная функциональность memex
- Tweet from @mekarpeles memex
[2020-11-30]appaquet/exocore: A distributed private application framework
[2021-03-23]Biograph lifelogging inspiration
[2021-04-16]SQLite the only database you will ever need in most cases | Lobsters location sqlite
[2020-08-28]from email discussion
Memex is a system that keeps all your data and acts as an ultimate interface to it.
It gives you fast (ideally instant access), convenient interfaces and ultimately makes you better at thinking and analysing, acting as an auxiliary brain.
Arguably so far none have been built :)
I write more on why would you want it in The sad state of personal data and infrastructure.
memex is the ultiplate knowledge management solution pkm
memex makes lifelogging data alive useful lifelogging
memex can give you quantified self insights qs
* my current progress
My Memex so far isn't a single unified system, but has multiple facets and interfaces.
The backbone of my memex, providing data for other components.
Promnesia connects the web browser to the rest of your personal data.
My quantified self component to Memex.
Reflects my data for easier search, providing a plaintext interface.
* prior art & inspiration
[2020-03-07] Memex by Andrew Louis + RubyConf 2018 talk
whoa, this is awesome
he mentions the same problems I struggled with literally in the same words!
[2020-05-25] Memri: a very promising project with the focus on user data ownership and privacy
[2021-01-31] NickSto/life-browser: View a timeline of your own history through your personal data. timeline memex
This is a project I began to try to collate all the digital breadcrumbs of my life and show them in an easily viewable timeline.
[2021-04-27] ok, interesting, but looks fairly basic, no UI yet and only contacts/location/hangouts/voice
[2020-05-11] Thanks, I'll check it out! Yep, agree about the common codebase, that's why I'm… | Hacker News
Hmm it's interesting how diverse the data sources people are actually using, but there's definitely overlap.
[2021-03-15] Heapy/Komodo-CRM: Life and collaboration assistant. memex
ran into it from
ok, so it's more of a prototype at this point? and they are reinventing editor/annotation… not sure
* remembrance agents
Remembrance Agents are a set of applications that watch over a user’s shoulder and suggest information relevant to the current situation
[2020-01-06] Remembrance Agent: A continuously running automated information retrieval system (1997)
This looks cool, but doesn't seem to work anymore?
[2019-12-28]The Remembrance Agent | Hacker News
[2020-04-28] A Desktop Remembrance Agent
As you type, every five seconds the prior 60 characters of your keyboard buffer are sent to the RA. Suggestions are presented as clickable buttons
Ok, this looks pretty cool.. maybe need to contact them and discuss
* ideas & concepts
[2020-06-06] hyfen.net/memex/updates/bad-remembrance-machines triplestore lifelogging
This maps pretty well to the triplestore architecture that stores triples of subject-predicate-object
[2019-12-03] Digital Tools I Wish Existed: A centralized search interface for my digital brain jonbo
This tool should: accept and parse the following queries: spacex announcement type:video 2016 links from:email@example.com topic:python paper on temperature, productivity referenced in book:Uninhabitable Earth type:pdf habits digital interfaces reading comprehension type:blog post printer ink receipt type:book read:2017 finance file:py datetime parse
[2020-05-10] lehrjulian/status/1259526773236215814 timeline
I like the idea of converting a calendar into a diary / life log by integrating different data layers. Other layers I'd like to add: • Locations (Google Maps, Swarm) • Media consumption (books, Netflix) • Browser history / Screentime • Stress levels (Oura, Apple Watch) @aaronzlewis : concept: a Spotify calendar integration that lets you see what you were listening to alongside your old meetings and events. revisit the vibe of any moment with the Musical Time Machine
[2020-01-08] samsquire/ideas: life engine
Life engine is a dashboard that attempts to collect information about your life and display relevant data on a single screen.
[2021-03-22] What have you failed to build? | Lobsters objectbrowser
I’ve been dreaming of making a “semantic history” browser add-on for ages, but never started. (As in something that would collect all the RDFa/microdata/microformats/JSON-LD/… objects on web pages you’ve seen, and give you an interface to browse not just pages, but these various objects like Organization, Person, Article, etc. )
* features & usecases
show random photos spacedrep lifelogging
[2021-03-26] Nextcloud - Wikipedia location degoogle memex
Viewer for Maps
hmm, wonder if it could replace gmaps?
* communities social
This is something we can't build alone. Let's find each other and cooperate.
I think I want to create some sort of community chat on the topic of knowledge management and tools around it, with the emphasis on interoperability, malleability, owning your data, local-first, org-mode etc.
[2020-06-18]I think I want the focus on existing tools and setup rather than discussing mockups and vague concepts. both are important, but I want to build something now
[2020-06-18]I want it to be a space to discuss configuration, and get detailed technical help etc. So needs to be more like an IM chat, with fine grained topics (so you can steer off a discussion without spamming everyone)
[2021-01-04] sadly haven't had time to set up something so far, also wouldn't want to overlap with existing ones
Some existing communities:
- Malleable Systems Collective + Matrix chat
- The Productivitst Discord
- dendron Discord
- logseq Discord
[2018-09-04] tesseract is best apparently? but couldn't handle elliptical photos.. ocr
maybe it could have some basic core (e.g. with couchdb), and then used in different apps?
e.g. promnesia uses it to jump and browse the history
dashboard uses to display all events
timeline – similarly for all life events
ugh. it's still more convenient to use google location than any of my tools.. dashboard grafana memex location
[2021-02-22]to be fair I didn't really do much on it yet
[2021-02-23] Экзокортекс 3.5 memex
[2021-02-23] Экзокортекс: минимальная функциональность memex
[2021-03-14] good summary and memex design requirements (in Russian)
Tweet from @mekarpeles memex
@mekarpeles: Finally made a short 📽️ of https://t.co/glrT8wpAk2: Free + open source v. of @wikidata meets @RoamResearch (both which I 👍)
Exocore is a distributed applications framework with private and encrypted data storage. Think of like an infrastructure that allows a user to own his own personal cloud that is extensible via WebAssembly applications and accessible via Web/Mobile SDKs. It is designed to be resilient to failures, allow offline usage (ex: on mobile).
[2021-03-23] Biograph lifelogging inspiration
nice 2d representation
I used to use SQLite all the time for geospatial data using the SpatiaLite extensions, it made dealing with data in many different formats much easier (and scriptable) and just simplified a lot of the work we had to do to manage weird datasets on nationalmap.gov.au(/renewables - sadly recently made defunct due to lack of government funding). We’d pretty regularly get CSVs with columns for LAT and LON, and need to do some actual work with the data, or turn it into another format like GeoJSON. Or we’d get a bunch of GeoJSON data that we wanted to manipulate.
[2020-08-28] from email discussion
Having stale data from manual exports is still useful, but adds a lot of mental friction ("is the export up-to-date enough to actually have what I need?"). Very good point! Just thought, perhaps some meta information about the 'recency' of the data could be included in the interface, that might remove some of the friction.